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50 of the Best Baseball Quotes of All Time

  1.  A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. – Robert Earl Wilson
  2. A pitcher has to look at the hitter as his mortal enemy. – Early Wynn
  3. Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common. – Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige
  4. Any minute, any day, some players may break a long standing record. That’s one of the fascinations about the game, the unexpected surprises. – Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr.
  5. Bad ballplayers make good managers, not the other way around. All I can do is help them be as good as they are. – Earl Sidney Weaver
  6. Baseball and malaria keep coming back. – Gene William Mauch
  7. Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. – George Bernard Shaw
  8. Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what it most truly is, is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps. – Willie Howard Mays, Jr.
  9. Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead. – Jackie Robinson
  10. Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand. – Leo Ernest Durocher
  11. Baseball is like driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts. – Tommy Lasorda
  12. Baseball is more than a game to me, it’s a religon. – William Joseph Klem
  13. Baseball is the only field of endeavour where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. – Theodore Samuel “Ted” Williams
  14. Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. – George Frederick Will
  15. Catching a fly ball is a pleasure, but knowing what to do with it after you catch it is a business. – Tommy Henrich
  16. Don’t call us (ballplayers) heroes. Firemen are heroes. – George Lee “Sparky” Anderson
  17. Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It’s not anger, it’s motivation. – William Roger Clemens
  18. Everything looks nicer when you win. The girls are prettier. The cigars taste better. The trees are greener. – Alfred Manuel “Billy” Martin, Jr.
  19. Fans don’t boo no-bodies. – Reggie Jackson
  20. February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned. – Hunter Stockton Thompson
  21. Friendships are forgotten when the game begins. – Alvin Ralph Dark
  22. I throw the ball ninety-two miles an hour, but they hit it back just as hard. – Joaquín Andújar
  23. If it wasn’t for baseball, I’d be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery. – George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.
  24. If it weren’t for baseball, many kids wouldn’t know what a millionaire looked like. – Phyllis Diller
  25. If you’re playing baseball and thinking about managing, you’re crazy. You’d be better off thinking about being an owner. – Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel
  26. Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets. – Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra
  27. Nice guys finish last. – Leo Ernest Durocher
  28. No one’s gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March. – Earl Sidney Weaver
  29. Now there’s three things you can do in a baseball game: You can win or you can lose or it can rain. – Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel
  30. Nowadays, they have more trouble packing hair dryers than baseball equipment. – Robert William Andrew Feller
  31. One of the beautiful things about baseball is the history. – James Anthony Abbott
  32. People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. – Rogers Hornsby, Sr. , nicknamed “The Rajah”
  33. Players like rules. If they didn’t have any rules, they wouldn’t have anything to break. – Raymond Lee Walls, Jr.
  34. Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal. – Pete Rose
  35. Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. – Robert Lee Frost
  36. Some days you tame the tiger, and some days the tiger has you for lunch. – Tug McGraw
  37. The first books I was interested in were all about baseball. But I can’t think of one single book that changed my life in any way. – Charles Kuralt
  38. The great thing about baseball is there’s a crisis every day. – Gabe Paul
  39. The main idea is to win. – John Joseph McGraw
  40. The older pitcher acquires confidence in his ballclub. He doesn’t try to do it all himself. – Burleigh Arland Grimes
  41. The only way to make money as a manager is to win in one place, get fired and hired somewhere else. – Dorrel Norman Elvert “Whitey” Herzog
  42. The sun doesn’t shine on the same dog’s ass all the time. – James Augustus “Catfish” Hunter
  43. The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan. – Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford
  44. There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball. – William Louis “Bill” Veeck, Jr.
  45. They say anything can happen in a short series. I just didn’t expect it to be that short. – Alfonso Ramon “Al” Lopez
  46. To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do. – Sanford “Sandy” Koufax
  47. You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather. – Charles William “Chuck” Tanner
  48. You can shake a dozen glove men out of a tree, but the bat separates the men from the boys. – Dale Long
  49. You can’t tell how much spirit a team has until it starts losing. – Rocky Colavito
  50. You’ve got to have an attitude if you’re going to go far in this game. – Robert “Bob” Gibson

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